Supplying LARS ligaments in South Africa, Specific Medical Solutions is proud to be affiliated with the renowned LARS ligaments.
LARS Ligament Augmentation & Reconstruction System is a unique synthetic ligament used for a variety of ligament repairs in joints, including the knees, shoulders, ankles and hips. Designed to mimic the normal ligament fibres within the joint, LARS stabilizes the joint during the healing period of the torn ligament.
LARS differs to earlier types of synthetic ligaments by providing improved strength and durability, whilst preserving and permitting in-growth of the injured body tissue. More than 60 percent of LARS ligaments performed in Australia are used to repair anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.
The LARS ligament boasts outstanding results in terms of fibrous tissue in-growth properties. Artificial ligaments are non-active surgical implants designed to compensate the Ioss of natural ligaments (most often due to a trauma) or to serve as reinforcement.
LARS is a range of synthetic ligament augmentation and reconstruction devices, suitable for a wide variety of applications from ACL and PCL reconstruction to ankle and shoulder repairs.
LARS ligaments are intended for the intra or extra-articular reconstruction of ruptured ligaments, designed to mimic the normal anatomic ligament fibers. The intra-articular longitudinal fibres resist fatigue and allow fibroblastic ingrowth, the extra-articular woven fibres provide strength and resistance to elongation.
LARS ligaments can be used in conjunction with the remnants of the ruptured ligament, or as reinforcement of an autologous reconstruction. In both cases, LARS ligaments allow the original ligament tissues to heal during the immediate post-operative period, when an excess of traction would otherwise elongate the tissue. In the past 20 years, about 100,000 LARS ligaments have been used around the world with results more and more satisfactory over the years. Numerous publications attest this success which is the result of your joint work. LARS Company is very proud that the scientific authorities recognize today the existence of LARS ligament as a part of the therapeutic arsenal of the arthroscopic surgeons for specific indications.